You-Fang Li

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PDZ domains mediate protein-protein interactions at specialized subcellular sites, such as epithelial cell tight junctions and neuronal post-synaptic densities. Because most PDZ domains bind extreme carboxyl-terminal sequences, the phage display method has not been amenable to the study of PDZ domain binding specificities. For the first time, we demonstrate(More)
Neuronal A kinase anchor protein (AKAP) homologs, such as AKAPs 75 and 150, tether cAMP-dependent protein kinase II (PKAII) isoforms to the postsynaptic cytoskeleton, thereby creating target sites for cAMP action. These AKAPs, which bind regulatory subunits (RIIs) of PKAII, are also expressed in certain non-neuronal cells. Non-neuronal cell lines that(More)
Plant growth and development are sensitive to light. Light-responsive DNA-binding transcription factors have been functionally identified. However, how transcription initiation complex integrates light signals from enhancer-bound transcription factors remains unknown. In this work, we characterized mutations within the Arabidopsis HAF2 gene encoding(More)
The whole-genome duplication (WGD) may provide a basis for the emergence of the very characteristic life style of Saccharomyces cerevisiae-its fermentation-oriented physiology and its capacity of growing in anaerobiosis. Indeed, we found an over-representation of oxygen-responding genes in the ohnologs of S. cerevisiae. Many of these duplicated genes are(More)
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